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Old 04-10-2011, 09:57 AM   #1
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Gas Tank Size

We have an 87 33' Allegro Bay MH and I have no manuals on the systems. I have figured out the size of my holding tanks, but can't measure the gas tank. What would be a guess on the tank size. Just kind of curious to know the hit when I go to the pump. Its on a P30 chassy with a 454 ci

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Arnold, My previous coach built on the same chassis with a 454 had a 100 gal. gas tank.Think with it being the same year chances are its got the same setup. I always filled my tank for winter storage after they change over to all petroleum and no Ethanol. That keeps the tank and fuel system in good condition,oh I also put in a good dose of Stable in the tank and ran the engine and generator to get the mix.into everything.
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Thanks for the information. Alot bigger than I thought. That will really take a bite out of the bank account when I fill up.

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I worked for a tiffin dealer. chevy put a 80 gallon tank on this chassis.
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Thanks for the information. Alot bigger than I thought. That will really take a bite out of the bank account when I fill up.

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Look on the bright side, You shouldn't need to fill more than 2 or 3 times a week when traveling.
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Bounders in the 1990s, maybe before and after that, had 75 gallon fuel tanks regardless if they were on the Chevy P-30 or on the Ford chassis. My guess is your's is somewhere around that.
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I'll second the 75 gallons.
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Call Tiffin Motor Homes at 1-256-356-0261 and somebody there should be able to tell you.

I had an 03 Allegro and now have an 06 Allegro. Both have 75 gallon gas tanks.

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The 80s and early 90s MH. Ford and chevy. had 80 gal tanks. when chevy went to 8.1 and Ford went to the V10 they both went to a 75 gal tank. The thought being, the later generation engines would get better gas milage, thus the range would be the same.
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It just so happens I saved my 1994 suncruiser brochure Chevrolet had 78 gallon and ford had 75 gallons.
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Thanks again to all who replied. I will take it to the pump for the pain this weekend. The tank is almost empty so it should take about $300 to fill. Are we having fun yet??????

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From what I understand, at least on Class A motorhomes, the fuel tanks are installed by the coachmaker not the chassis builder. The bare chassis comes with a small temporary fuel tank that is removed before the coach is installed. I saw a video a while back that showed this but I don't remember where now.
It makes sense though, since the chassis maker never knows how the coachmaker may modify the chassis, like extending the frame, which was common back in the 80's and 90's.
Also, keep in mind Arnold, when you go to fillup, that some RV fuel gauges are notoriously innaccurate. Just sayin' don't be surprized at how much it may take to fill.
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Thanks again to all who replied. I will take it to the pump for the pain this weekend. The tank is almost empty so it should take about $300 to fill. Are we having fun yet??????

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My 86' Komfort on P30 has a 100 gallon tank. Trip last week confirmed 83+ gallons to fill, i always thought it was 75.
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